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Quoting Andreas, Quoting Benct Philip Jonsson >:

> > At 19:03 9.1.2004, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> >
> > >I've run across a guy who claims that 'Gothic' may be used as a term
for
> > North
> > >and East Germanic together. I'd like to have on as good authority as
> > possible
> > >that that is not the case, or if it indeed should be so, the name of
> > whoever
> > >hit on the idea, so I can kill him/her.
> >
> > Send the Goths on'em!
> >
> > That's an old, early 19th century terminology.
>
> So it's actually been used. How annoying!
>
> > Utterly false by modern standards!
>
> That is some considerable consolation, however. Thanks.
>
> I guess attempting to kill whomever came up with it is a century or two
late?

Kill'em post humously, I say!  (Reminds me of Pee Wee's Great Adventure
(the one where he was looking for his stolen bike)  when he goes into the
bar, and is threatened as follows:

'Kill him!'

'No, hang'im, _then_ kill him'
'No, first we stab'im, then we hang'im and THEN we kill'im!" etc.)

DH